Tech

Your Selfie Could Be Your New Password

Better start practicing your angles, because selfies could be the next advance in personal passwords. MasterCard announced on Monday that customers will be able to use sweet new biometric technology to verify their purchases, either with a fingerprint or facial recognition. The facial rcognition, which everyone will hence forth refer to as the selfie option, will require users to blink during the shot (creepily, because they need "proof of life"). That shouldn't be a problem since roughly 90 percent of selfies are ruined by poorly-timed blinks anyway.

The new technology is due to be rolled out in the US this summer. (The Dutch were the guinea pigs for the new system, and reportedly approved.) But MasterCard has yet to answer the really important question: Will your signature duckface make that password more or less secure?

[H/T The Cut]

Subscribe to Get More